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CCDI Awardee University of Houston-Downtown Creates StoryMaps to Delve into Afro-Latino History

Posted by: Isabel Brador

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is one of CCDI’s 2024 Higher Education awardees. The team began their project in December 2023 and will be presenting at the CCDI’s upcoming Summer Fuse 2024 event in Washington, D.C. UHD is receiving $69,084.67 for their project, “Discovering Afro-Latino Heritage: A Reflective StoryMap Project to Enhance Student Belongingness and Learning.” Through …

A collage with black-and-white photos of a woman, furniture, buildings, and abstract shapes

CCDI Interns Explore the Power and Possibilities of Words with the Mary Church Terrell Papers

Posted by: Brian Foo

In the fall of 2023, Ide Amari Thompson and Madeline Toombs participated in the Archives, History and Heritage Advanced Internship Program (AHHA) as interns with the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) team. During their 10-week remote internship, they explored how transcript data of the Library’s Mary Church Terrell Papers could enable new forms of storytelling …

A promotional graphic including photos to represent the projects of the the 2024 CCDI Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums awardees, Trustees of Indiana University, Angelo State University, University of Houston-Downtown, Hoboken Public Library, Friends of Tijeras Pueblo, and DC Public Library.

Meet the 2024 Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Higher Education and Libraries, Archives, Museums Recipients

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

Angelo State University, Trustees of Indiana University, and University of Houston-Downtown are the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative's 2024 Higher Education award recipients. DC Public Library, Hoboken Public Library, and Friends of Tijeras Pueblo are the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative's 2024 Libraries, Archives, Museums award recipients.

A photo of Majestie Varnado, a 2023 CCDI Junior Fellow.

CCDI Junior Fellow Spotlight: Majestie Varnado, “Heavy is the Hair: Evolution of African Hair in America from the 17th c. to the 20th c.”

Posted by: Olivia Dorsey

In this guest post, Majestie Varnado, a Summer 2023 Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) Junior Fellow, describes her project, "Heavy is the Hair: Evolution of African Hair in America from the 17th c. to the 20th c."